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Getting Started:
Udon:13 v.2 Keypad

Where To Start?

So you got your new Mad Noodle Keypad and don't know where to start?

It's best to use this guide on your desktop browser
themadnoodle.com/getting-started

The link can also be found in your confirmation emails

or in the support/guides section of our website

If you are getting stuck or need some extra help, you can use this crude but effective video guide to accompany your assembly process!

Refer to the provided illustrations as a guide to affix your acrylic plates and tilt feet to your keypad using the components from the included hardware kits. This should be assembled in the order listed below:

  1. Attach the smoked acrylic screen cover to the Key Plate (the thinnest plate in the kit) using the two M2 screws and nuts, as illustrated in Fig. 1. Ensure the screen cover plate is straight and aligned before tightening the screws.
     

  2. To attach the Tilt Feet to the Base Plate, as shown in Fig.2, follow these steps:
     

    1. Identify the bottom of the base plate by locating the counter-sunk screw holes.
       

    2. Insert the tilt foot oiece into the slots on the bottom of the base plate.
       

    3. Place an M2.5 nut into the "t-hole" on the tilt foot piece.
       

    4. Secure the tilt foot by threading an M2.5x10mm screw through the top of the base plate into the nut in the tilt foot piece.
       

  3. Proceed by securing all the plates together, as shown in the main illustration.​​
     

Once secured, proceed to insert the key switches and keycaps into their designated positions. Complete the assembly by attaching the knob as show in Fig,3

NOTE: Be sure to peel the protective paper layer from the acrylic before assembly. Watch out for fingerprints! Once the protective layer is removed, handle the plates by the edges to minimize fingerprints.

WARNING: Don't over-tighten your screws. The acrylic is brittle and may crack if excessive force is applied.

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Step 1:

Assemble Your Keypad 

Fig.1
Fig.2
Fig.3
Reminder:

If you feel you are getting stuck or need a bit of extra help, check out the Udon:13 v.2 Assembly Video for guidance.

Step 2:

Choose Your Firmware Option

 

Easy: Via

If you're new or seeking a hassle-free way to customize your keypad, "Via" is the perfect choice. Designed with simplicity in mind, Via offers a user-friendly graphical interface that allows for quick and easy remapping of your keypad, both on desktop and web app platforms.

Select the "Via" Button below and follow the guide for installation.

Advanced: QMK

For users who are familiar with, or are looking to learn the QMK Keyboard Firmware.

 

Select the "QMK" button below and follow the guide on our Github to get started. 

Please note: The QMK Configurator is not currently compatible with Rotary encoders, so Keymaps must be written and compiled manually (AKA the old fashioned way).

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QMK Powered

Step 3:

Customize 

 

No matter which firmware option you choose, it helps to familiarize yourself with the extensive collection of KEYCODEs utilized by QMK and Via.

Every function, from typing a simple character to managing your RGB lighting or toggling between layers, is associated with a unique keycode. These keycodes are the building blocks for tailoring your keypad's functionality to match your exact preferences.

For a complete list of keycodes, click HERE. This will help give you the insights you need to fully customize your keypad experience.
NOTE: You will see on the list that certain keycodes will only work on specific operating systems.

Step 4:

You're Good to Go! 

 

Congrats! Your new Mad Noodle Keypad is good to go! 

If you have any questions or run into any issues, you can contact me by filling out the contact form on our Contact Page. 

Happy Typing! 

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